Top Choice Gastronomy in Arles

L'Atelier Jean-Luc Rabanel

Offering as much an artistic experience as a meal (and graced with double Michelin stars), this is the gastronomic home of charismatic chef Jean-Luc Rabanel. Many products are sourced from the chef's veggie patch an…
Top Choice Food Market in Arles

Marché d'Arles

At Arles’ enormous Saturday-morning market, Camargue salt, goats' milk cheese and saucisson d’Arles (bull-meat sausage) scent the air. The scene shifts to bd Émile Combes on Wednesday morning.
Top Choice Bistro in Arles

Le Gibolin

After spending three decades plying Paris with their passion for organic wines, owners Brigitte and Luc decided to head south and open a new bistro and wine bar in Arles. Unsurprisingly, it's become a much-loved loc…
Cafe in Arles

Comptoir du Sud

A great lunch option, with a counter brimming with picnicky treats – homemade pâtés, chutneys and cheeses, top-class charcuterie and bite-sized salads. There are a few bar stools to perch on, but most people order t…
Cafe in Arles

Le Comptoir du Calendal

Based on the ground floor of Le Calendal hotel, this bright and breezy cafe does a nice line in lunchtime sandwiches and salads, plus a tempting choice of cakes and teas post-sightseeing.
Bistro in Arles

À Côté

A meal at Rabanel's high-flying haute cuisine restaurant may be a little rich for some budgets, but the grand chef knows how to do solid, no-fuss bistro dining too. It's reassuringly casual here, with wooden chairs …
Modern French in Arles


This modern, inviting restaurant run by husband-and-wife team Fabien and Ouria assembles market-fresh dishes to perfection. For example, their Michelin-experienced chef layers thin strips of Granny Smith apple chutn…
Moroccan in Arles


Authentic couscous and mountainous tagines in all kinds of concoctions are the raison d'être of this quayside Moroccan joint, just around the corner from the Fondation Vincent van Gogh.
Bistro in Arles

Le Galoubet

Stone walls, wooden bar, fireplace, friendly staff and dishes with a Provençal-Asian twist – what's not to like about this romantic, reliable bistro? Céline works the magic in the kitchen, while owner Franck runs th…
Sandwiches in Arles


Well-stuffed sandwiches – made to order, frotté à l'ail (rubbed with garlic) and dripping with silken AOC Vallée des Baux olive oil – lure the crowds to this tiny sandwich shop with a hole-in-the-wall takeaway count…